Folgate Culinary Lavender
- from Mesa Lavender Farms is one of the best culinary lavenders available for cooking or use in teas, coffees, pastries, and even lemonades.
- The best lavenders for culinary use are ‘Folgate, ‘Buena Vista’, ‘Hidcote Pink’, ‘Melissa’, and ‘Royal Velvet’. Mesa Lavender Farms specializes in ‘Folgate’ as our culinary selection.
- All the culinary lavenders listed are cultivars of the Lavandula angustifolia species. These have low camphor content when compared to the hybrids such as ‘Grosso’, ‘Super’, ‘Provence’, and other lavender hybrids. While some of the hybrids are used for baking, they are not the same quality you will find with Mesa Lavender Farms Folgate Culinary Lavender.
Use an herb grinder, mortar and pestle, or food processor to grind the buds to the proper consistency. This concentrates the flavor so be sure to be on the conservative side when you use this fine powder. You want to enhance the flavor of what you are preparing. You don’t want to overpower the other ingredients.
How to Use Folgate Culinary Lavender
Grind or use whole to add lavender’s aromatic flavor to ice cream, jams and jellies, lemonade, cooking oils, cakes, cookies, and other baked goods, sugar, teas, coffees, refreshing drinks, desserts, meat rubs, and many more. Need recipes, check out “Spike it with Lavender,” e-book.